Monday, September 21, 2009

The Boxing Bulletin Pick'em Game: Week 4

The Boxing Bulletin's Pick'em game is back for week 4.

If you played last week, scroll down to the bottom for the standings. If you missed the opening three weeks, that's not a problem, as you can join right in this week.

Our game is a combination of picking the winners straight-up and beating the odds. If you're ready to match your prognostication skills against other boxing fans, then let's get started...

How to play:

The game is strictly for fun, and entry is free. The deadline to enter this week is Thursday night at 11 PM EST. We'll have the results tabulated and posted with Monday's Week 4 game sheet (please check this post's comments for early results, as we'll try getting them up there by Sunday).

Pick The Winners

This part's easy - 2 points for each correct answer.

Beat The Odds

This is where it gets a little more involved, as you will be risking points to gain points. You will also have the option of choosing 1 fight to risk double points and 1 fight to risk triple points (you cannot choose the same fight to risk double and triple fights on).


We will keep standings for the full year, although each game will only last for 1 month. At the end of the month standings will be reset and a new game will begin.

We've got a few details below on the fights in play this week, but if you're ready to get started, here's the Week 4 game sheet.

September 25

Matthew Macklin vs Amin Asikainen - 12 rounds - Vacant European middleweight title - Velodrome, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom (Sky)

Originally scheduled to face Darren Barker for the British title, Macklin jumped at the chance when the European title opportunity came his way. He'll be heading in as the prohibitive favorite over Asikainen, as the former European champ has been stopped twice in the past two years.

Jean Pascal vs Silvio Branco - 12 rounds - WBC light-heavyweight title - Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (

Due to a series of cancellations, the 43 year old Branco missed out on a shot at former title holder Adrian Diaconu, but now gets his chance against Pascal. The speedy Pascal looked very sharp in toppling the aforementioned Diaconu and most expect the Italian to pose few difficulties for the hometown fighter.

September 26

Bernard Dunne vs Poonsawat Kratingdaengym - 12 rounds - WBA super-bantamweight title - The O2, Dublin, Ireland (

After stopping Ricardo Cordoba in a FOTY candidate, Dunne's jumping right back into the fire against the tough Poonsawat. Given the styles of the two fighters, this could be another classic for Irish fans.

Vitali Klitschko vs Cris Arreola - 12 rounds - WBC heavyweight title - Staples Center, Los Angels, California, United States (HBO)

The big question is will Arreola show up in the type of shape needed to give Vitali a real go? If he does, this could be the big Ukranian's toughest fight since his loss to Lennox Lewis over 6 years ago.

David Diaz
vs Jesus Chavez - 10 rounds - lightweight - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States (

Both of these all action lightweights are coming off tough outings. Diaz was crushed by Manny Pacquiao last year, while Chavez took his lumps against Michael Katsidis back in April. Does either man have much left? We'll find out on Saturday in what should be a real battle.

Ready to play? Here's the Week 4 game sheet.


Andy said...

Scores for Week 4

Michael Nelson 34
dna 30
Mark Lyons 25
Andy 25
edub 17
LatinoPorVida 14
Bratalot 14
Keithzilla -8

Final September Standings

Andy 113
Michael Nelson 94
Matt Chudley 78
dna 57
Mark lyons 49
Keithzilla 48
Lee 44
pocoroba 40
LatinoPorVida 37
Bratalot 36
ThePuma 31
Stylez 29
edub 24
ManchesterMike 23
Lee Payton 18
musmustail 12
Dave Oakes 9
DaveKnuckles 6
Dynamic Hispanic 0